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Playa Piskado

Dive Site Recommendations

  • Dive Type: Shore
  • Snorkel Site: Yes
  • Experience Level: Open Water (Min)
  • Depth: 0 -120ft (0 – 36m)

special Notes

Due to recreational & commercial boat traffic, an inflated surface marker buoy is mandatory when shore diving. Consult a recommended Curaçao Dive Operator for additional details & recommendations.

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Save the Sea Turtles – Protect What We Love in Curacao

Do Not Touch, Feed, or Harass Turtles at Playa Piskado

Please respect our sea turtles and our local fishermen at Playa Piskadó. Do not touch nor feed the turtles, don’t chase after them but respect their natural environment and help us conserve this beautiful and unique experience.

For years the local fishermen have been cleaning and selling fish at this particular beach which is also a Fisherman’s Wharf. These daily activities resulted in a group of sea turtles feeding on the remains of the fish and becoming residents at the beach. If you’re lucky, you may see trigger fish and larger pelagics, more common on the wild North side, and pretty rare on the protected South side.

Nowadays, Playa Piskadó has become a popular spot for our island’s visitors and snorkeling ‘with’ the turtles is in high demand. BUT, before you get in the water we would like to invite you to first read the signs and information made available at the beach by Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao.

Caught on film!

TurtleCams show how tourists feed (and influence) turtles

The green turtle is an endangered species whose population has plummeted. The animals must continuously adapt to – amongst other – habitat loss and climate change. The increasing influence of tourists pose an extra threat to the species, Fee Smulders, PhD candidate Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, discovered.

‘Our research shows the dangers of feeding wild sea animals’, Christianen states. ‘To mitigate the damage and protect the turtles, we must communicate the consequences of this feeding activity to tourists around the world.’ The researchers published their findings in the scientific journal Global Ecology and Conservation.

Green Turtle at Playa Piskadó
Do Not Touch, Feed or Harass Turtles - Protect What We Love

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